This year we have chosen to highlight 3 line-ups and venues for 2008 College Music Journal’s Music Marathon. Of course, we are also featuring a few bands from each list, as we know everyone could use a little heads up on these fine, fine bands.
Wednesday – Oct. 22
Cory Chisel & the Wandering Souls 7:00 PM
Shugo Tokumaru 8:00 PM
Audrye Sessions 9:00 PM
Love As Laughter 10:00 PM
Wild Sweet Orange 11:00 PM
Margot and the Nuclear So-and-Sos 12:00 AM
Wednesday night Tokyo’s Shugo Tokumaru will be the highlight at the Bowery Ballroom which might come as good news to those of you who have late shows to attend. He would be the perfect evening starter.
Thursday- Oct 23
Brooklyn Vegan CMJ Day Party
Pretty & Nice (downstairs) 12:00
Twi the Humble Feather (upstairs) 12:15
Eagle Seagull (downstairs) 12:45
James Jackson Toth (upstairs) 1:00
The Muslims (downstairs) 1:30
Japanese Motors (downstairs) 2:15
Peasant (upstairs) 2:30
Friendly Fires (downstairs) 3:00
Sharon Van Etten (upstairs) 3:15
Crystal Antlers (downstairs) 3:45
Pwrfl POWER (upstairs) 4:00
Sebastien Grainger (downstairs) 4:30
Wye Oak (upstairs) 4:45
Phosphorescent (upstairs) 5:30
Brooklyn Vegan’s Thursday day show at Pianos is one of the best line ups of the marathon. This is were I’ll spend my lunch break.
Friday – Oct. 24
Other Lives 7:00 PM
Mother Mother 8:00 PM
Wild Light 9:00 PM
Ambulance LTD 10:00 PM
Delta Spirit 11:00 PM
Eagle Seagull 12:00 AM
The Virgins 1:00 AM
Friday sees perhaps the most varied selection of bands. A good spot to catch a wide selection of new and innovative artists is the Mercury Lounge.
Delta Spirit will knock your teeth in with a brick to the head…very nicely.
Eagle Seagull will instill in your heart a moral ambiguity that will make your mother cry.
…dance rock’s finest ladies and gentlemen…
***This year we are going to post submissions from readers who attend this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. Write a narrative, long or short, and let us know what bands deserve attention.***
Eagle Seagull at CMJ in ’07
Eagle Seagull- Eagle Seagull- Review
Eagle Seagull- I Hate EPs- Review
Peasant- On the Ground Review
Peasant at CMJ in ’07
Phosphorescent- Pride Review